1949 – 2015

AUBURN — Bruce Ronald Poliquin, 66, went to heaven to join many loved ones there waiting for him on Sunday, July 26.

Bruce, the oldest of four children, was born on April 5, 1949, to Rudy and Georgette (Giguere) Poliquin in Lewiston. He graduated from Edward Little High School in 1966 and then from Maine Maritime Academy in 1971.

In 1973, he married Mary Ann Pawlow of Rochester, N.Y. In 1977, Bruce and “Mimi” moved to Auburn, where they spent the rest of their lives.

Bruce had a long and successful career as a safety engineer, specializing in paper mills, woodlot operations and the construction industry, working for OSHA as well as his own company, Maine Safety Consultants. Many working men and women in Maine and New Hampshire owe their good health and sound bodies to the safety programs he fought for and implemented in workplaces for which he was responsible.

He is survived by his sister, Sandra Nadeau; his brother, Greg Poliquin and his wife, Orette; his nephews, Evan and Josh Poliquin, and Scott Harriman and his daughters, Tianna and Ava; and a niece, Erica Robison and her daughters, Malayka and Jayden.

Bruce was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Mary Ann Poliquin. Since Mary Ann’s death in 2010, Bruce suffered from a long illness. During that time, he was lovingly looked after and cared for by his two goddaughters, Erica Robison and Cindy Blais-Doyle.

The family wishes to extend a special thank-you to the wonderful staff at the Androscoggin Hospice House for their care and attention.

Online condolences and sharing of memories may be expressed at www.lynchbrothers.com.

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